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Kemira Oyj: Kemira closes the acquisition of BASF's global AKD emulsion business

Kemira Oyj

Press release
May 6, 2014 at 12.00 pm (CET +1)

Kemira Oyj has on May 5, 2014 closed the acquisition of BASF's global AKD
emulsion business announced on February 27, 2014. AKD is an alkyl ketene
dimer based sizing agent, which impacts paper and board hydrophobicity or
water resistance. The acquisition strengthens Kemira's position in offering
sizing products for the paper industry especially on the continental European
The parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the agreement.

For more information, please contact:

Leena Lie
SVP, Communications and Corporate Responsibility
Tel: + 358 40 745 7943

Kenneth Nystén
Tel: +49 151 5440 7955


is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries.
We provide expertise and chemicals that improve our customers' water, energy
and raw material efficiency. Our focus is on pulp&paper, oil&gas, mining and
water treatment. In 2013, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.2 billion and
around 4,500 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Kemira Oyj via Globenewswire


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